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Registrar of Voters Declares Extension for Declaration of Candidacy

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The Imperial County Registrar of Voters has announced the filing period for several contests included in the Consolidated General Election scheduled for November 6, 2018 have been extended.

Pursuant to Election Code 10516, if a Declaration of Candidacy for any incumbent elective officer of a district is not filed by 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2018, any person other than the incumbent shall have until 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2018 to file a Declaration of Candidacy for the elective office.

Offices for which an extension has been declared are as follows:

Calipatria Unified School
Magnolia Union Elementary
Mulberry Elementary School
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare
Seeley Union Elementary School

Extension declarations for council seats for the cities of Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Holtville and Imperial are pending confirmation from the respective City Clerk Offices. Desert Community College - TA 1, Coachella Valley Unified School and Coachella Valley Water District - Division 5 are also awaiting confirmation from their respective agencies.

Eligible candidates will have until 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2018 to file a Declaration of Candidacy. Those wishing to submit a Candidate's Statement of Qualifications must do so at the time their Declaration of Candidacy is filed. A Statement of Qualifications is a 200-word or less statement from the candidate that is included in the Voter's Information Guide. Filing a Statement of Qualifications is not mandatory for candidacy.

Declaration of Candidacy forms may be obtained through the Imperial County Registrar of Voters located at 940 West Main Street, El Centro. For more information visit their website at or call (442) 265-1060.

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